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Scat singing is used in jazz music. It is performed by using the voice to make sounds, but not using any recognisable words. A singer would improvise (make up) a solo using nonsense syllables which is like a musical instrument solo in a song. Scat singing probably started when singers like Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald began to use their voices copy the sounds of instruments.
- "Scat singing". music.vt.edu. 2011. http://www.music.vt.edu/musicdictionary/textS/Scatsinging.html. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
- Cunliffe, Thomas (2011). "The Dozens: Scat Singing". jazz.com. http://www.jazz.com/dozens/the-dozens-scat-singing. Retrieved 30 December 2011.